Annals of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Myocardial Ischemia

Myocardial ischemia, also called cardiac ischemia reduces the guts muscle's ability to pump blood. A sudden, severe blockage of 1 of the heart's artery can cause a attack . Myocardial ischemia may additionally cause serious abnormal heart rhythms.


Treatment for myocardial ischemia involves improving blood flow to the guts muscle. Treatment may include medications, a procedure to open blocked arteries (angioplasty) or bypass surgery.


Making heart-healthy lifestyle choices is vital in treating and preventing myocardial ischemia.

Some people that have myocardial ischemia do not have any signs or symptoms (silent ischemia).


When they do occur, the foremost common is chest pressure or pain, typically on the left side of the body (angina pectoris). Other signs and symptoms — which could be experienced more commonly by women, older people and other people with diabetes

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